At first, my friends and I talked about how everything felt quite big… it was “too much”. New York City Big lights inspire you but the truth is we just need a few weeks to get used to it and end up being as big as the city. I would describe New York as a non-stop city. For four months all I knew is that there was one plan after another. I´ll steal Frank Sinatra´s words to say that New York means waking up in a city that never sleeps. Surprisingly, the best thing about this continuity of activities is the diversity.
When we get to New York we think it is so big because of this diversity. It is not just about one activity after another; it is a non-stop chaotic overlap of activities that are so different between them. No matter who you are, where you come from or what you believe in, there will always be something you will love or even discover things you have never seen before or never imagine could become part of your life.
I personally felt I was meant to be there, I was in the right place at the right time. I felt part of something big. As an architect and as a person I was amazed. Not only thanks to buildings but the lights, the bridges, the street art, the fashion, the mixture of people… It was the combination of everything that makes you open-minded. You are inspired and New York City Big lights inspire you
Every time we met people the first three questions where: What is your name? Where do you come from? And How long are you staying?. This says a lot about the city. The first thing I just mentioned, it is diverse. You will meet people from all over the world. And the second is, New York is a transit city. People will normally live there for a few years and then go back home or move to another city. It feels like people come for a few years, giver there 100%, work and, socialize, discover and then go back home with a back bag full of stories to tell and unique experiences that you will never be the same even if you tried.
I could say that is my summary of my experience, I came back home with not only a backbag but actually 3 suitcases full of memories. Memories of things I learned at my office, memories of people, memories of places, memories of views, memories of how amazing New York is.